Here it is, unveiled Thursday night: The poster for Miami Book Fair International, designed by graphic artist Art Spiegelman, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus, who is one of the 260-plus authors scheduled to appear at the fair.
The fair, which runs Nov. 9-16, plans a special emphasis on comics and graphic novels this year. Also new: a few "Evenings with . . . " programs will take place at Gusman. All "Evenings with. . . " programs require a ticket, as do - brace yourself - all events in the Chapman Conference Center. Yes, that includes the events on Nov. 15-16, the weekend of the street fair. You'll need a ticket to get in to every event, and to stay in your seat for the next author you'll need a ticket for that, too. Otherwise book fair volunteers will clear you out.
Tickets can be downloaded for free at www.miamibookfair.com
Here's the schedule for the "Evenings with..." program:
Nov. 9: Commentators Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, 7:30 p.m., Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
Nov. 10: David Sheff (Beautiful Boy), 8 p.m., Chapman Conference Center, Wolfson Campus.
Nov. 11: Physicist Brian Greene, 8 p.m., Chapman.
Nov. 12: Ishmael Beah (A Long Way Gone), 8 p.m. Chapman.
Nov. 13: Chefs Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain, 6 p.m., Gore Vidal, 8 p.m., Gusman
Nov. 14: "Cities of Refuge'' with Russell Banks and Derek Walcott, 6 p.m.; poets Billy
Collins and Robert Haas, 8 p.m., Gusman.
For more information, call 305-237-3258.